Nirmala Narayana talks about the disparity that exists in the country
India is doing well in many spheres.However, we find gross differences in the living standards among the citizens of our country. On the one hand, people reside in plush houses while on the other people struggle to eke out a living. Why is there such disparity in our country? Many rich people change their possessions regularly and waste food therby raising pollution levels and wasting resources that could have been used by those in need. Some of the better off sections of the populace to donate money to charity, hoping that it will assuage their egos. We expect a majority of our citizens to live in penury to make us feel good about ourselves. Some also make a conscious effort to reduce expenses on noticing people ravaged by poverty. Even in these cases they are assuaging their egos and not doing anything concrete for the less fortunate. A balanced amount of spending would actually provide buoyancy to the economy that will aid in terms of development and progress and create a good competitive job market.
By providing more employment opportunities, we can eradicate poverty on and boost the self esteem of the under privileged. Providing for the destitute should be a responsibility shared by society and government.
Healthy and responsible spending is the only way out to help lift people from the circle of poverty.